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ab psych feb 23 notes stress disorders Stressor: external event or situation that places a physical pr psychological demand on a person (initiates fight or flight response) stress: Internal psychological or physiological response to a stressor acute and post-traumatic stress disorders - both develop in response to extreme psychological or physical trauma - acute stress disorder (ASD): anxiety and dissociative symptoms that occur within one month after exposure to a traumatic stressor - Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD): Anxiety, dissociative, and other symptoms that last more than one month and that occur as a result of exposure to extreme trauma * If a patient with a diagnosis of ASD ʼ s symptoms last more than one month it become a diagnosis of PTSD * there is disagreement in the field in how to determine what “extreme trauma” is Diagnosis of ASD and PTSD: - both require exposure to extreme stressors - differ in onset: ASD within 4 weeks, PTSD any time - differ in duration: ASD lasts 2-28 days; PTSD lasts longer than a month - an individual is likely to receive initial diagnosis of ASD and then PTSD if symptoms persist longer than a month - DSM-IV-TR criteria: - trauma is relieved through intrusive and distressing recollections (e.g.
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